Université de Fribourg

Wounding of Arabidopsis leaves causes a powerful but transient protection against Botrytis infection

Chassot, Céline ; Buchala, Antony ; Schoonbeek, Henk-jan ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Lamotte, Olivier

In: The Plant Journal, 2008///doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2008.03540.x

Physical injury inflicted on living tissue makes it vulnerable to invasion by pathogens. Wounding of Arabidopsis thaliana leaves, however, does not conform to this concept and leads to immunity to Botrytis cinerea, the causal agent of grey mould. In wounded leaves, hyphal growth was strongly inhibited compared to unwounded controls. Wound-induced resistance was not associated with salicylic...

Université de Neuchâtel

β-amino-butyric acid-induced resistance against necrotrophic pathogens is based on ABA-dependent priming for callose

Ton, Jurriaan ; Mauch-Mani, Brigitte

In: The Plant Journal, 2004, vol. 38, no. 1, p. 119-130

The non-protein amino acid β-amino-butyric acid (BABA) protects plants against a wide range of pathogens. We have examined the effectiveness and mode of action of BABA on resistance against two necrotrophic pathogens. Treatment of Arabidopsis with BABA induced resistance against Alternaria brassicicola and Plectosphaerella cucumerina to a similar level by jasmonic acid (JA)....